Board Minutes

Kindred Public Library Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 5, 2020

1. Joan called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm
2. Present were Jen Guzik, Joan Pratt, Jackie Johnson, and Lisa Anderson
3. Jen G. motioned to approved minutes, Joan P. seconded.
4. No Treasurer’s Report
5. Friend’s Report – Lisa A
a. Friends are working on merging the Tour of Homes event with the Christmas Light contest and turn it into a décor contest – “Your Home for the Holidays”. People will submit indoor/outdoor/pictures to Linda and she will post on FB, website. Looking into possible prizes for pictures in addition to the raffle prizes (basekets).
b. Halloween – as yet undecided what Halloween festivities will look like this year. Looking at possibly an outdoor event.
c. Kindred Area Community Foundation opens for grants on October 8. The library might apply grant money to replace the fireplace, which no longer works. The contribution limit to apply for is $1,000.00.
d. Pirate Day Story Time – Linda read pirate themed books and had 11 kids (5 families) attend. The library will go forward with story time on the 3 rd Saturday of every month, September-May.
e. Breakfast with a Book was held outdoors and had five people in attendance. No breakfast was served due to COVID. Participants wore masks and practicing appropriate distancing. Breakfast with a book will
continue the 2nd Saturday of each month.
f. Lisa is looking into possibly purchasing an air purifier. Story time may move into the book sale room for extra distancing; or story time could possibly move into two different stations.
g. There were 120 patrons in September, which is somewhat lower than normal for this time of year.
h. Survey was sent to volunteers asking about availability and adding additional hours to the library. With
the additional hours, we are getting close to being back to the same number of hours pre-COVID.
i. Cleanup day will be on Thursday, October 8. Directors are meeting at 3 pm. Front garden/plants, gutters, and other miscellaneous cleaning will be the focus.

6. Agenda for November 9:
a. Call to Order
b. Review/Approve Minutes from 9/14/2020 (Review 10/5/2020)
c. Treasurer’s Report
d. Director’s Report – Lisa
e. Old Business
i. Tour of Homes/Lighting contest/Gnomes
f. New Business
i. Subcommittees from 2019 year-end planning
ii. Yearly Planning and Budget (2021)
g. Next Month’s meeting date
h. Adjourn
7. Meeting was adjourned.